Indianapolis Capitals

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Indianapolis Capitals
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City Indianapolis, Indiana
League American Hockey League
Operated 1939–1952
Home arena Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Affiliates Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
Championships
Regular season titles one: (1941–42)
Division Championships three: (1939–40,
1941–42, 1945–46)
Calder Cups two: (1941–42, 1949–50)

The Indianapolis Capitals were an American Hockey League professional ice hockey team based in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1939–1952. The Capitals were a farm team for the Detroit Red Wings. Indianapolis won the Calder Cup in 1942 and 1950. They played in the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

There was also a Central Hockey League team with a similar name, the Indianapolis Capitols, which also played in the Pepsi Coliseum in 1963. They played nine games before being relocated to Cincinnati (to play as the Cincinnati Wings) due to an explosion that rendered the Coliseum unusable.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1939–40 56 26 20 10 62 174 144 1st, West
1940–41 56 17 28 11 45 133 168 5th, West
1941–42 56 34 15 7 75 204 144 1st, West
1942–43 56 29 23 4 62 211 181 2nd, West
1943–44 54 20 18 16 56 156 156 2nd, West
1944–45 60 25 11 24 61 169 167 2nd, West
1945–46 62 33 20 9 75 286 238 1st, West
1946–47 64 33 18 13 79 285 215 4th, West
1947–48 68 32 30 6 70 293 260 4th, West
1948–49 68 39 17 12 90 288 209 2nd, West
1949–50 70 35 24 11 81 267 231 2nd, West
1950–51 70 38 29 3 79 287 255 2nd, West
1951–52 68 22 40 6 50 232 273 5th, West

Playoffs[edit]

Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1939–40 Lost, Providence
1940–41 Out of playoffs
1941–42 W, 3-2, Springfield bye W, 3-2, Hershey
1942–43 W, 2-0, Pittsburgh W, 2-0, Cleveland L, 0-3, Buffalo
1943–44 L, 1-4, Buffalo
1944–45 L, 1-4, Hershey
1945–46 L, 1-4, Buffalo
1946–47 Out of playoffs
1947–48 Out of playoffs
1948–49 L, 0-2, Hershey
1949–50 W, 2-0, St. Louis W, 2-0, Providence W, 4-0, Cleveland
1950–51 L, 0-3, Hershey
1951–52 Out of playoffs